Background: Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focused on Child Rights and Child Protection. Since 1960, Tdh has focused programming in healthcare and child protection in more than 30 countries around the world.
While successes have been achieved in many areas of intervention, the analysis of current activities, coupled with the survey organized in February 2013 and the project evaluation conducted in February 2014, reveal pockets of risks and protection gaps that continue to pose threats to sustained protection benefits.
The Somali society generally, is characterized by patriarchal and gender relations that minimize women’s access to and exercise of their rights, with women and girls considered as legal minors.
Girls specifically in Kambioos tend to participate less in community based activities, including attending school, are subject to the decision of the fathers, and appear to be more vulnerable to SGBV incidents.
the phenomenon affects girls much more than boys. Child marriage and female genital mutilation and cutting are also widespread.
The experience developed in Kambioos, as well as with Kenyan populations of Somali origin in Lagdera sub-County and in similar contexts in other countries is applied here to navigate carefully around the harmful traditional practices that violate the rights of women and children.
When, during the first assessment (2011), community members were asked about traditional customs and practices affecting mostly girls some people expressed concern, but a large part did not express openly its views.
In 2015 however, Tdh has prominently elaborated strategies to keep more children from harm while at the same time addressing the effects and impacts of the displacement and refugee life on children in Kambioos camp.
Tdh supports the transfer of knowledge and skills to enhance prevention of exploitation, abuse, neglect and violence against children, including risks associated with distressful situations inherent in the refugee environment.
Besides, the proposed capacity building interventions will strengthen community structures that involve women to ensure that there is basic community support mechanism for vulnerable groups like women, girls and children. Also gender specific activities, like the girl’s symposium, will focus on building the capacities of girls to assess, analyse and have actions aimed at meeting their survival, development and protection and that of their community.
Purpose of the TOR: The purpose of this TOR is to spell out the guidelines for the assignment that is aimed to carry out a study to assess the knowledge, attitudes and Practices of the Kambioos Refugee Camp, Dadaab with regards to Child Protection and to provide a report with relevant recommendations that will inform and guide in appropriate interventions in the area.
KAP Survey Objectives
Broad Objective: The goal of the study is to evaluate how the interventions conducted by Tdh in Kambioos Refugee camp contributed to the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices and the influence this has had on the protection and well-being of children in the refugee camp.
- Establish the level of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices within the Kambioos community, and other related child protection behaviours occurring as a result of or linked to the intervention of Tdh through the PRM funded project
- Use KAP survey results to cause continuous and proactive improvements in the child protection programming for children in Kambioos.
- To determine the effectiveness, relevance and appropriateness of the current prevention and response mechanisms applied in Kambioos to enhance the protection and well-being of children.
- Document gaps in knowledge, attitudes, and practices including negative traditional practices that enhance or undermine appropriate changes for children in Kambioos refugee camp, and by extension the Dadaab based refugee camps.
- To determine community knowledge and awareness on harms prevalent in the refugee camp that directly or indirectly affect children and how such harms are and can be mitigated to achieve protection and enhanced wellbeing of refugee children.
Main Tasks of the Consultant
- Submit a report which will include an interpretation of the tasks and methodologies which will be used in the KAP survey;
- Develop appropriate tools and instruments for gathering information;
- Present the KAP Methodology to the Child Protection Working Group in Dadaab, and to the Tdh Senior Managers in Nairobi
- Review appropriate documents (the project blue prints including theory of change; past survey reports, periodic reports), International instruments including the SPHERE Standard, the Minimum Standards for child protection in humanitarian action; survey methods in child protection etc.
- Ensure collection of quality data for high quality analysis and reporting
- Undertake consultations with key stakeholders and conduct field data collection;
- Process and analyse the data, write and submit a draft report of the survey;
- Present Preliminary findings to Tdh staff, the CPWG in Dadaab, and Tdh Country Management team in Nairobi.
- Revise and submit a final copy of the survey report including recommendations to the Tdh Country Representative (Nairobi), The Tdh Emergency Desk Officer, and the Child Protection Specialist, Tdh Lausanne.
- A detailed inception report showing how the consultant seeks to undertake the study. The report will include a clear methodology and data collection tools, analysis reporting details and a detailed work plan. This will be presented 4 days after the signing of the contract
- Be present at Tdh, CP Working Group meeting in Dadaab for presentation of the KAP methodology and final findings.
- A draft report detailing the survey findings and recommendations 7 days after completion of data collection activities in the field.
- A power point presentation version of the report A final report 10 days after completion of the field activities.
- The final report shall be submitted as scheduled to the Country Representative, Tdh Kenya, Country Representative in electronic versions, MS Word and MS Excel, and 3 printed hard copies.
Desirable Qualifications: This assignment requires a high level of skill, patience and motivation to accomplish within the stipulated time frame.
Education and Background Required:
- Bachelor of Arts in Child Protection, Child Rights, Sociology, Child Rights, Child Development studies, Social Statistics, or other relevant social sciences studies.
- Graduate or Postgraduate Studies in Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology is an added advantage.
- Minimum of 5 years’ relevant research in the Horn of Africa region is an added advantage.
- Clear understanding of social science research process or methodology and research ethics.
- Proven publications record: Previous publication record on Knowledge Attitude and Practices survey is an advantage.
- Must be computer literate with undoubted proficiency in at least 3 analytical statistical and research packages
- Languages: Possession of strong oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Somali Language is an added advantage.
- Successful negotiator
- Creative thinker
- Training skills
- High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
- Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversities
- Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills
- Planning and organizing abilities.
- Strong leadership and teamwork abilities.
How to Apply
Interested consultants should send an Expression of Interest (EOI) which should contain technical and financial proposal.
The Expression of interest should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org